Earl was badly wounded when his Humvee hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. He lost a lot of blood and needed to have his leg amputated.
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Ariana had ovarian cysts that suddenly ruptured, causing severe internal hemorrhaging that required emergency blood transfusions.
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Heather has needed life-saving blood transfusions countless times. She’s always had to wait a long time for the right blood and came very close to dying once—when it took over 48 hours to find it.
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Cesar had his world suddenly crumble when his car was struck by a drunk driver. Badly injured, he was bleeding out tremendously with numerous broken bones and a shattered face.
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Von developed an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma when he was six. To treat it, he needed chemotherapy and 26 blood transfusions.
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Chandra knew the importance of blood transfusions as a nurse. But she experienced the need firsthand when she hemorrhaged after childbirth. A blood transfusion saved her life.
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Kaitlin has two young sons who each had unrelated cancers. Her 11-year-old had a malignant brain tumor and her 10-year-old had leukemia. Without multiple blood transfusions, they wouldn’t have survived.
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